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Grateful Dead Live at Richfield Coliseum on 1992-06-08

Topics Live concert

Feel Like A Stranger, Loser, Little Red Rooster, So Many Roads, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues, Black Throated Wind, Don't Ease Me In China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Crazy Fingers-> Corinna-> Jam*-> Drums-> Jam-> Dark Star**-> The Last Time-> Stella Blue-> Sugar Magnolia, E: U.S. Blues

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Richfield Coliseum
Location Richfield, OH

Source Soundboard
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Reviewer: zzzboxofrainzzz - - June 8, 2012
Subject: the more I listen to '92, the more I like it
Went to a handful of shows in '92 and for the most part I left the shows having had a great time but feeling like the band's energy level had dropped a few levels from '90 and '91. Not that the shows were bad, but that the were motivated for 3/4 of the show, and went through the motions on the other 1/4. Of course, it seemed I hit a few Corrina's and Way to go Home's that summer - - two of the 3 songs [along with Easy Answers] I never came to even tolerate [Wave to the Wind, Samba in the Rain, and If the Shoe Fits I came to enjoy when played well]. In any event, in listening to some of these shows again, I'm finding that Jerry has more sharp moments than not, and Vince's playing is not "in the way" as it seemed to become in '94 and '95 - - he seemed to want to overshadow Hornsby. Don't know if it's that I listened to a bunch of '95 shows this week and the '92's are stellar by comparison, or if I was just being too harsh back in '92 because the shows just weren't as good as the 70's and early 80's [aka high school through law school up to children coming along in '85].

Whatever the case, and to make a long strange trip even longer and more tediously strange, get rid of Corrina and this is a very nice show. Wasn't at this one, so no rating [music is a 3 to 4 star, but can't rate the vibe at the venue so I'm leaving my idle thoughts but no stars].
Reviewer: psufan - - April 20, 2011
Subject: I was there
met some friends in the Richfield lot and didn't know what to expect (had been to shows in spring in Palace/Auburn Hills). Both shows here had their moments but 6/8 takes the cake for most energy. Jerry unleashes unreal feeling on So Many Roads and a rare Loser. Dark Star was a pleasant surprise.
Reviewer: snow_and_rain - - November 16, 2008
Subject: very tight, energetic show for 92
highly recommended.

generally speaking, in terms of post-Brent Dead, any 91 show beats 92 -- but this one's an exception. just goes to show what happened when jerry had his chops and sang with real emotion, even in 92. the result was shows like this one. a really happy show -- the jams are really sweet and fun, even dark star has a nice jazzy feel to it. but the second half of set II is where it's at. the dark star -> last time was nice, even though at the time i was pissed that dark star had been cut short. seriously good jamming throughout. Check out the high-energy china-rider -- one of my latter-day favorites for sure. great set list and a great performance from start to finish. measures up next to four-star shows from any other era.
Reviewer: smole - - July 5, 2008
Subject: 2 pretty good shows by 92' standards
IMO both nights were pretty good. Those shows had good vibes partly cause of the parties goin' on right up the road.
I remember pretty well this night. I was on the floor, dead center, about 15 or 20 rows back from the stage. Sound was OK there. not nearly MSG's sound quality. Sounded better for me the next night when I was lower level Phil side towards the back.
As far as summer 92' shows go I'd rate this one as 4.2 stars. The next night I'd give 3.9 stars. I'm not sure if there was a 5 star show from the summer 92' run. If so it was probably one of the Knick shows that I didn't get in for. Wasn't in Vegas, or Charlotte either & I missed a show every now and then, often on purpose. It was hard staying out of the show. Lots of times I'd go in anyways. The scene in Richfield was at the campgrounds. Hardly in the lots at all. Cops were pretty harsh there.
the weather was awesome and everyone just walked around the lake meeting & talking/partying, & dealing. What great times. The shows were not spectacular but well played for the most part.
Reviewer: waynenseattle - - August 20, 2007
Subject: Not Dear Prudence[DEADBASE says Mind Left Body]
Hey Now, the shows at Richfeild were my first and I wasn't very familiar with the Dead at the time so my memories are a lil off but listening to it now I don't see Dear Prudence[maybe for a second Jerry's guitar sounds simular but everything else is quite diffrent from Dear Pru. I remeber just tripping and stairing at them up on the stage... I went to a lot of shows after that[50+parking lots only 22-24inside show]. My only regret in life was thinking that I could do tour later[early spring 1994 I thought I'd try some gardening and do full tour in a year or so, I fuct up]. My last show was Portland 95,still thought the boys[Jerry inc] would be around forever and I could do tour later agian... still hope the Dead will get Tom Constanten and someone like Clapton or Santana[Actaully Jorma and Cassidy would work too] and then they'd do a big/huge insane west coast tour[gotta dream].
Reviewer: DRALLBYMYSELF - - June 8, 2007
Subject: LaGrange
Sounds good the boards i have sound crappy compared to this.Unfortunally I missed this show,Was on my way to it.When arrested for L.S.D. charges.(none of it was mine).LaGrange CO.,Indiana is the worst place in usa for fellow deadheads.I advise everyone to stay away from there.I was charged for a crime i didnt comit.But hey now at least i can enjoy the show i dearly missed some years ago.Thanks for the upgrade.
Reviewer: 9 smile skiddin - - May 14, 2007
Subject: Levitation
I went to this whole tour and will tell you this, there was not one better! Perhaps 80 plus shows (that I can recall) and this was it, without sounding 'heady'. When the lights came up and the US Blues ended, the entire crowd levitated. Does anyone remember seeing the masturbating hippie in the upper seats after this show?
Reviewer: gruUbic - - May 12, 2007
Subject: Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
clearer than expected...
loud as needed
tom thumbs as a 90's tune

all of this matter the set list
alittle his
gosh golly it's a good one
Reviewer: reddreads - - May 12, 2007
Subject: Stella blue
I've been going threw and listening to Stella Blue performances spanning from the first time at the Hollywood Bowl on June 17, 1972 threw the 1990s and up threw to post-dead renditions. And I have to say that this very well could be my favorite. The whole band is on. Jerrys vocals are top notch. Both Bill and Mickey are playing at there best. Whos playing keyboard? Vince or Bruce? I should listen to some other songs now I've been at this Stella blue thing for 2 hours now.
Reviewer: dmilks - - April 24, 2006
Subject: one of the strongest of summer 92
This show was pretty awesome, even by summer 92 standards. It gave me hope for the rest of the summer 92 tour. There was some other gems (6/11, 6/12, 6/22 & 6/28) but this remains one of the best of the tour in my opinion. By 92 standards, this show is pushing 5 stars. The backstretch is top notch. Even the Stella has lots of energy, and Jerry really sounds enthusiastic.

Footnote for the literalists:
Deadbase refers to what is listed here as Jam* as a Mind Left Body Jam (first one since 3/24/90).

This is one of my favorite versions of So Many Roads.
Reviewer: Hilder,rebuilder - - January 26, 2006
Subject: The "SMR" project
"getting them all, read review 1992,2,21"-----Pause friendly, cassette, streamer, just having winter time fun, thank you Grateful Dead & time 'deading' as a daddy. 20year volvo 240, 20 month baby , mom camping, long way from home , A,O,K!!!
Reviewer: tommytomato - - October 4, 2005
Subject: Lineage Correction
**BE ADVISED** definitely 1 analog generation on this one. Fade ins evident where tapes flips were. One of the best of '92. It was the beginning of indoor arena shows in the summer. Jerry was very active and the band was having fun! All around excellent performance for the time period.
Reviewer: Regulus - - April 22, 2005
Subject: What a show
This is my absolute favorite So many roads...goose bumps..tears stream down my face as Jerry cries "ease my soul..." Powerful stuff*
Reviewer: bonk - - March 9, 2005
Subject: good show.
Terrapincane...this is a solid show..not to be looked over.i would download for the stella alone!
Reviewer: Progressive Movement - - November 19, 2004
Subject: Start to Finish
One of those nights. Great Stranger from the opening note and hot jam at the end. Loser - Jerry has an powerful lead in there and tight good vocals. Rooster also has nice jam to keep the synergy alive. (But, Brent is always missed). So Many Roads - wow! I had never heard this song before and never hear Jerry wail like that. This performance took an already enthusiastic crowd to a new level. Then, some Phil. Alright, the boys are into too and play to the crowd by serving up one of Phil's best tunes. Remember, everyone makes a dylan song sound better. Now, if Jerry and Phil are having a good time and the crowd is enthralled by the band, Bobby does not dissapoint. He plays an anthem of the road and wails at the end. Don't ease me in give us a chance to come down and appreciate what we just experinced. An excellent first set top to bottom.

Second set: More of the same. China Cat was fun and picked up where Don't Ease left off. Rider creates such a beautiful energy between the audience and the band. An easy place to recognize each other. Crazy Fingers drifted all of us into what can only be described as quintessential dead. An uptempo Corrina was enjoyable and the Jam after helped keep everyone in the zone. The boys giving just a little bit more before drums. Dark Star made sure this vibe would continue. Last Time provided some more BobStar. Stella Blue was beautiful. Jerry had the coliseum's full attention and reminded us why he gets it. Sugar Mangnolia closed things out with good feeling had by all after a strong two sets. Even Jer didn't want the party to end, as he rocked us out door with those ole U.S. Blues.

Five stars by any account. Maybe not the raw energy of 1971, but a well-polished and bringing the house down performance.
Reviewer: auggie - - August 11, 2004
Subject: I Like It
For '92 this is a top notch show ****. Stranger is good; I only wished it was a little more jammed out but the Looser is fantastic. So Many Roads was starting to take shape during this tour and this version is a good one. Kind of short 1st set though

China>Rider is solid but not spectacular and Jerry forgets a verse in Crazy Fingers but the ending jam is good. As far as Corrina's go this is the tempo that I prefer and the jam after it is listed as Mind Left Body Jam in Dead Base, a shorter take of the jam out of Terrapin on Dozin at the Knick disc. Dark Star was starting to shrink in '92 and this is what we get here but still a lot more developed vs. what happens later on in it's final Garcia voyages. Nice segue into a well done Last Time>Stella>Sugar Mag finisher.

I'm not into the sound quality in the 1st set. The good news is Jerry's guitar sounds great. The bad news is at times the percussion is muffled and I have to strain to hear Phil. I also get the vocals way to far out front at times. To my ears the 2nd set is a huge improvement.
Reviewer: MarkStar - - August 10, 2004
Subject: Happening at Richfield
This show has some serious nestled gems. The Stranger > Loser is exceptional. The Loser jam is amazing. The post drums segment is awesome. In particular...listen the one of the best Stella's ever...not to mention a nice punchy Dark Star. The Stella is played to perfection and Jerry's vocals are top notch. Phil is also bombing throughout this baby. GET IT!
Reviewer: dms - - July 8, 2004
Subject: EASE MY SOUL!!!!!
Please ignore the previous reviewer's by skipping over this show you would be doing yourself a major disserice. The end jam of "Feel Like A Stranger" is incredible, Jerry's solo in "Loser" cannot be described in words it is so intense, and the end "So Many Roads" is Jerry at his frenzied finest. GET THIS ONE AT ALL COSTS!!!!
Reviewer: TERRAPINCANE - - June 24, 2004
Subject: mixed feelings
this show is considered one of the better ones of '92, but I just don't know...
Loser, Tom Thumb's, and BTWind are all pretty good...I love So Many Roads, but I always skip over this version
China Cat>Rider is a little sloppy, but I do like the Crazy Fingers that follows...Corinna is, Corinna....from Dark Star on, I find the show redeems itself...
BUT, there is just a general sloppiness in both solos and song transitions that has never completely sold me on this one...
go for the shows at the end of June instead (Deer Creek), and let this one go by...
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